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William Onyeabor's Complete 1978-1985 Discography Released By Luaka Bop

Luaka Bop will release all of Nigerian musician William Onyeabor's albums on November 18th, and puts on live show of his music on October 4.


After the rightfully celebrated release of Who is William Onyeabor? and a subsequent flurry of worldwide shows by the Sinkane-led Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor, Onyeabor mania rages back this fall. Finally, the entire discography of the Nigerian funk/synth melder will see an official release on November 18th via Luaka Bop, the label started by Talking Heads frontman and Onyeabor champion David Byrne. Comprising all of the eight albums in remastered editions that William Onyeabor made between 1978-1985 and including remixes of Onyeabor songs by Peaking Lights and Man Tear, the set will drop as nine CDs, as well as two vinyl collections holding nine LPs and a couple of 7" singles.

In the wait for this remaining portion of Onyeabor's simultaneously provocative and entertaining music, Luaka Bop is presenting Atomic Bomb! Who is William Onyeabor? on October 4th in Central Park. The final event in the label's 25th anniversary festivities and happening as part of the Modern Sky FestivalAtomic Bomb! Who is William Onyeabor? will feature Sinkane, Money Mark, Hot Chip's Alexis TaylorPharoah Sanders, Jamie Lidell, Peaking Lights, Dead Prez, and South Africa-based Mahotella Queens. After the show, there will be a celebration of Nigeria's Independence Day. Keep posted for the new Onyeabor collection and find out more information about the concert here. In the meantime, check out the cover artwork for the first vinyl box above & volume two below and stream Peaking Lights' remix of "Body and Soul." See the full lineup for Modern Sky Festival below the album art.

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Watch Focalistic & Vigro Deep’s New Music Video For ‘Ke Star’

The 'Lockdown Level 1 anthem' has come to life through fire visuals.

South African artist Focalistic has released a music video to accompany his hit single, "Ke Star" featuring Vigro Deep.

The rising artist continues solidifying his place with his effortless skill of blending his hip-hop roots with a love for amapiano.

South Africans certainly loved it enough to let it into their homes. Social media users quickly began sharing videos of themselves dancing away their lockdown woes to "Ke Star," helping share the track all over the world.

Directed by Steezus in Focalistic's childhood stomping ground, Ga-Rankuwa, Zone 2, the artist mentions: "The video was to try to explain the song in its fullest form and more importantly tell a genuine South African story. We're pushing a movement and there has to be visual representation." He certainly is representing the nation with pride.


Watch the music video for "Ke Star" here.


Focalistic Ke Star (Official Music Video) ft Vigro Deep www.youtube.com

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